Famous quote by Quentin Crisp

Mobile Desktop
It is explained that all relationships require a little give and take. This is untrue. Any partnership demands that we g
Like

"It is explained that all relationships require a little give and take. This is untrue. Any partnership demands that we give and give and give and at the last, as we flop into our graves exhausted, we are told that we didn't give enough"

- Quentin Crisp

About this Quote

This quote by Quentin Crisp speaks with the unfairness of lots of relationships. It suggests that in lots of partnerships, a single person is anticipated to give and give and offer, while the other person takes and takes. This is an unequal and unsustainable vibrant, and it is ultimately harmful to the individual who is providing. The quote suggests that no matter just how much the giver provides, it is never enough. This is an unfair expectation, and it is ultimately unsustainable. The quote talks to the requirement for relationships to be based upon shared regard and understanding, instead of a single person giving and the other taking. It is a tip that relationships need to be based upon shared give and take, which nobody needs to be expected to provide more than they can.

About the Author

England Flag This quote is written / told by Quentin Crisp between December 25, 1908 and November 21, 1999. He/she was a famous Writer from England. The author also have 36 other quotes.

Go to author profile

Similar Quotes

Small: Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it bec
"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship"
Margaret Mead, Scientist
Small: No agent wants to see a book until he or she has decided whether to pursue the relationship - Sara Paretsky
Sara Paretsky
"No agent wants to see a book until he or she has decided whether to pursue the relationship"
Sara Paretsky, Author
Small: I think in terms of family, in terms of relationships, in terms of work, competition to be the favorite, to be
"I think in terms of family, in terms of relationships, in terms of work, competition to be the favorite, to be the noticed, to be the one - I don't know if it exists for all personalities, but I know for sure it did with me"
Marcia Gay Harden, Actress
Small: Hence my obstinate emphasis on stylistic continuity from work to work rather than specific sibling relationshi
"Hence my obstinate emphasis on stylistic continuity from work to work rather than specific sibling relationships between the individual work and other members of its stylistic 'family' in the world outside"
Brian Ferneyhough, Composer
Small: The one who loves the least, controls the relationship - Robert Anthony
"The one who loves the least, controls the relationship"
Robert Anthony, Educator
Small: I really take pride in the relationship that I have with my husband - Julie Benz
"I really take pride in the relationship that I have with my husband"
Julie Benz, Actress
Small: A real parish is a wondrously beautiful web of human relationship which is given meaning by the man who is Him
"A real parish is a wondrously beautiful web of human relationship which is given meaning by the man who is Himself the meaning of life"
C. Kilmer Myers
Small: But its much more exciting to make Die Hard. One of the reasons that I think that movie is so successful is it
"But it's much more exciting to make Die Hard. One of the reasons that I think that movie is so successful is it deals with those very important blue-collar relationship themes. But it's more visually beautiful to show things blowing up. It just gives you more on the screen"
Penn Jillette, Entertainer
Small: The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the
Erich Fromm
"The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent"
Erich Fromm, Psychologist
Small: In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious
Wangari Maathai
"In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace"
Wangari Maathai, Activist